Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people's behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse.

Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child's circumstances change, such as when they start school.

Most cases are diagnosed when children are 6 to 12 years old.

The symptoms of ADHD usually improve with age, but many adults who were diagnosed with the condition at a young age continue to experience problems.

People with ADHD may also have additional problems, such as sleep and anxiety disorders.

For more information, please visit the website below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/

Symptoms include:

  • feeling restless or fidgety

  • talking a lot and interrupting others

  • becoming easily distracted

  • finding it hard to concentrate

  • saying or doing things without thinking

 

If you experience any of these symptoms above, it doesn’t mean you definitely have ADHD. But if any of them are affecting your everyday life, you should do something about it.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/conditions/adhd-and-mental-health/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImdDg6IKZ7wIV0O3tCh10Fg-tEAAYAiAAEgLI3fD_BwE

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/guide-to-camhs/

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